Fans curious about which stars took home surfboards from the Teen Choice Awards will have to wait until Monday (August 9), when the event is broadcast on Fox. But we’ve already selected the winners and losers from the show’s blue carpet, where the night’s invited guests parade their fashion choices for the evening.
For the ladies, the evening’s preferred color palette was anything neutral, including midnight blacks and pearly whites. “Ramona and Beezus” star Selena Gomez was among the style standouts, wearing a white dress with flowy sleeves that were complemented by soft waves in her hair. “Eclipse” star Ashley Greene also shifted into neutral for the evening, wearing a light pink dress that had lace detailing.
(There was also a ring on her left ring finger — wonder what that’s all about?) Also putting a spin on the trend was “Pretty Little Liars” actress Lucy Hale, whose little black dress was accented by a sparkly blue mosaic on the bust and gold buckles on the straps and at the waist.
Though many fashion experts would argue that you can’t go wrong with an LBD, a couple of actresses’ outfits provided a counterpoint to that theory. “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” star Shailene Woodley looked downright dowdy in her shredded-sleeve black dress and upswept bun; the button-festooned black frock worn by Katerina Graham from “The Vampire Diaries” was also a head-scratcher.
The starlets who did eschew the night’s black and white theme opted for rich, jewel-toned hues. “Victorious” actress Victoria Justice matched the blue carpet in her cute strapless dress. Fivel Stewart, the sister of “Eclipse” actor Booboo Stewart, sported a sheer-sleeved frock with a colorful, doily-type embroidery around the neckline.
Several “Glee” gals were harmonious in their choice for rich shades; Amber Riley grabbed attention in a belted fuchsia number, while Lea Michele opted for a sparkly ensemble in forest green and nude. Green wasn’t such a friend to Emma Roberts, however, as she looked rather washed out in her strapless olive-colored mini dress.
For the guys, it was all about channeling James Dean, with many sporting variations on the theme of leather jackets and slicked-back ’dos. “The Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder smoldered in his leather (though he sadly kept his hair covered with a fedora), while “Glee” actor Kevin McHale complemented his hair-raising style with a striped purple shirt and black tie.
Though many men chose to keep it casual in button-downs and V-neck tees, a few of the men took advantage of below-average temperatores in Los Angeles and classed it up with variations on the suit. “Glee” star Cory Monteith’s black suit and tie were given an extra edge by a pair of black sneaks, while “Fringe” star Joshua Jackson looked quite dapper in his blue suit jacket, which he paired with skinny jeans.
What were your favorite outfits from the Teen Choice Awards blue carpet? Let us know in the comments!